Latinamerica Collection
Colombian Festivals and Events

January 1: Año Nuevo (New Year's Day)

January 6: Epiphany

March 19: St. Joseph

March/April: Semana Santa (Holy Week or Easter) - Though celebrated throughout the country, Popayán has many lavish processionals and celebrations and even an international music festival.

May 1: Labor Day

June 29: SS Peter and Paul

July 13-17: Virgen Del Carmen Festival in Villa de Leiva

July 20: Independence Day

August 7: Battle of Boyacá

August 15: Assumption

October 12: Día de la Raza (Columbus Day)

November 1: All Saints' Day

November 11: Independence of Cartagena - All through the second week of the month there are celebrations with lavish masks and costumes, dancing, local music, and contests.

December 8: Immaculate Conception

December 25: Christmas Day

December 25-January 3: Fair - Located in Cali, this is a celebration with bullfights, horse parades, masquerades, and sporting events.

December 31: New Year's Eve